As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in the server’s log files. The information in the log files include your IP address (Internet Protocol), your ISP (Internet Service Provider), the type of the browser that you have used to visit our site (such as Chrome, Firefox, etc), the time you visited our site and which pages you have visited. Our website’s server receives and records information from your web browser when you interact with our website, including your IP address and cookie information. This information is used for fighting spam, malware and other security aspects.
Generally, the server automatically collects usage information, such as the number and frequency of visitors to the Site. We may use this data in aggregate form, that is, as a statistical measure, but not in a manner that would identify you personally. This type of aggregate data enables us and third parties authorized by us to figure out how often individuals use parts of the Services so that we can analyze and improve them.
Our advertisers also use third party cookies for advertising targeting. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our website, which will also send information to these advertisers including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you have used to visit our website, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for advertising targeting purposes (to show relevant ads) or to show ads based on specific sites or a category of sites you have visited in the past.
You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites.
Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.
DoubleClick DART cookies
We also may use DoubleClick DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s AdSense in our website, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site which uses advertising with DoubleClick. The cookie, in some cases, is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (”interest based targeting”). The following paragraph explains how this is possible.
The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (for example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting New York, you may see New York hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site). DoubleClick DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers, etc.
If you want to acquire more information about the Cookies and how to opt-out, check the following links:
- DoubleClick DART: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/technologies/ads/
- DoubleClick ads preference manager
Although not recommended, you can also install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on in your browser to opt-out from Google Analytics Cookies.